In this age of emojis, I thought it would be nice to make a wall décor using an emoji. Digital meets handmade kind of thing.
I’m going to stick to the common easy to understand happy emoji. Seriously, sometimes I don’t understand all the other emojis. Like when I received a watermelon and dollar sign beside each other then repeat that in 5 sets, what in the world does that mean? Hmmm…that watermelons are expensive?! Or I should sell watermelons to make money, go figure.
There seems to be no end to the addition of new ones. I’m a very visual person but the expressions that some emojis leave me are beyond my comprehension. Or it could be my age. I’m glad to belong to the generation were real chatting happened in person.
Anyway, I still found a way to make a handmade version that is easy and fun. Make one over the weekend.
Black acrylic paint
Glittered adhesive paper
First, get some scrapbook paper with a dominant black print. I chose a damask design for my diy. Then get some wooden frame. I just used an old wooden frame that I found in my recyclables in my craft room.
Next, paint the edge of the wooden frame with black acrylic paint.
Cut the scrapbook paper to the correct size of the frame’s base.
Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge on the base of the frame.
Place the cut scrapbook paper, press and smooth out that paper to remove all air bubbles.
When that dries up, apply another coat of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper and let it dry.
Get something round and trace that on cardboard. Cut out the circle and paint it with black acrylic paint.
Then use glittered adhesive paper for the emoji. Trace the cardboard cut out on the back of the adhesive paper. Draw circle for the eyes and draw a smiling mouth.
Use an X-acto knife to cut out the eyes and mouth.
Peel off the paper backing of the glittered adhesive paper and attach it to the painted round cardboard.
Cut up two rectangular pieces of cardboard and paint its back and front with black acrylic paint.
Emoji Wall Decor
Roll up the rectangular piece in a cylinder form and use glue gun to attach the edges together.
Use glue gun to attach the cylinders to the back of the cardboard emoji.
Attach the cardboard emoji to the center of the frame with the glue gun. To learn how to make the attachment for hanging, check out how I did it from this this diy.
This is a great décor to put by your desk just to bring up a smile from you in the middle of work. If you had a blast making this diy and you’re on a roll, you should try this pop-up frame wall décor.
You can totally rock this!